HEIWA NIGORI UMESHU 720ML
TART SWEET BALANCE
LEFT OF CENTRE / 720ML
Heavily textured, unmistakeable Ume. Perfectly balanced and deeply moreish. Umeshu is sake infused with ume fruit, ume paste, alcohol & sugar. There's everything good here with loads of pulpy negori texture. Serve chilled over ice, in a spritz or with soda. This is a super refreshing fun summer drink!
From the distributor: Heiwa Shuzo was established in 1928 in Wakayama prefecture. Their goal is to create products that reflect the landscape, climate and raw materials of their birthplace - Wakayama. In this Nigori Umeshu made with Nanko Ume fruit from Wakayama, the pulp from the macerated Ume fruit is added to the Umeshu liqueur to give the liquid added texture from the fruit itself. This has a wonderful aroma of Ume, a sweet yet tart character on the palate, full body and a refreshing acidic finish. Great chilled on its own, or in a cocktail like a Spritz.
The site where the brewery is located was a temple for over 500 years before the brewery was established. It wasn't until 1957 when Sake production commenced full-time. The brewery is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, blessed with high precipitation, resulting in a boundless supply of good quality soft spring water, perfect for brewing Sake.
The 'Tsuru-ume' range was created to reflect the quality of the many local products available in Wakayama. Working directly with Ume & Yuzu farmers allows Heiwa Shuzo to secure some of the finest fruit in the country. Wakayama Ume represents 40% of all Ume grown in Japan and is considered the finest Ume fruit source. Citrus fruit such as lemon, yuzu and Mikan are also grown locally and used to make products in the 'Tsuru-ume' range.